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" In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new slain knight; And naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his hound, and lady fair. "His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl hame, His lady's ta'en another mate, So... "
The Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott: First Series, Containing Minstrelsy ... - Page 157
by Sir Walter Scott - 1838 - 532 pages
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1869 - 405 pages
...corbies making a mane ; The tane unto the t' other say, ' Where sail we gang and dine to-day 1 ' ' — -In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a...naebody kens that he lies there, But his hawk, his houfid, and lady fair. ' His hound is to the hunting gone, His hawk to fetch the wild-fowl name, His...
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish border: ballads, collected by sir W. Scott. Repr ...

Scottish border - 1869
...and unwashen feet — Alluding to the custom of washing and dressing dead bodies. THE TWA CORBIES.1 AS I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies making a mane ; The tane unto the t'other say, " Where sall we gang and dine to-day ? " — "In behint yon auld fail * dyke, I wot there lies a new slain...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

English poetry - 1869 - 405 pages
...me she cries ; And I am wear)' of the skies, Since my love died for me. CVIII THE TWA CORBIES Anon. AS I was walking all alane I heard twa corbies making a mane ; The tane unto the t' other say, ' Where sall we gang and dine to-day ?' ' — In behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there...
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The Story of Alec Drummond, of the 17th Lancers, Volume 1

Frederick Martin - 1869
...void of care or strife, In silken or in leathern purse retains A splendid shilling." JOHN PHILIPS. " As I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies making a mane ; The ane unto th' other did say, ' Whar shall we gang and dine to-day ? ' " Old Ballad. How Strangely our...
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Among My Books

James Russell Lowell - 1870 - 686 pages
...making a moan. The one unto the other did say, Where shall we gang dine to-day ? In beyond that old turf dyke I wot there lies a new-slain knight; And naebody kens that he lies there But his hawk and his hound and his lady fair. His hound is to the hunting gone, His hawk to fetch the wild fowl...
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Minstrelsy of the Scottish Border, Volume 1

Ballads, English - 1873
...leman." Ancient Songt, 1792, p. 155 I have seen a copy of this dirge much modernized THE TWA CORBIES.1 As I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies making a mane ; The tane unto the t'other say, " Where sall we gang and dine to-day ] " — " In behint yon auld fail 2 dyke, I w ,;t there lies a new-slain...
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The History of Scotland: From Agricola's Invasion to the ..., Volume 7

John Hill Burton - Scotland - 1873 - 100 pages
...other did say, ' Whare shall we get our denner this day ? ' Out ower aside yon auld fail dyke I wote there lies a new-slain knight ; And naebody kens that he lies there But his hawk, his hound, and his lady fair. His hound is to the hunting gane, His hawk to bring the wildfowl hame, His lady has...
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Prose Idylls, New and Old

Charles Kingsley - 1873 - 317 pages
...? In the old ballads, too, one may hear the bird keynote. He who wrote (and a great rhymer he was) 'As I was walking all alane, I heard twa corbies making a mane,' had surely the ' mane' of the ' corbies' in his ears before it shaped itself into words in his mind:...
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The Golden Treasury of the Best Songs and Lyrical Poems in the English Language

Francis Turner Palgrave - English poetry - 1875 - 332 pages
...Night and day on me she cries ; And I am weary of the skies, Since my Love died for me. Anon. CVIII THE TWA CORBIES As I was walking all alane I heard...the t'other say, ' Where sail we gang and dine today ? ' ' — Ih behint yon auld fail dyke, I wot there lies a new-slain Knight ; And naebody kens that...
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The North American Review, Volume 120

North American review - 1875
...making a moan. The one unto the other did say, Where shall we gang dine to-day ? In beyond that old turf dyke I wot there lies a new-slain knight ; And naebody kens that he lies there But his hawk and his hound and bis lady fair. His hound is to the hunting gone, His hawk to fetch the wild fowl...
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